Electrical 86 door switch wiring?

Alldegree

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This is a branch from my main progress thread here.
I decided to start a dedicated thread for this problem to try and reach some more people with it. I feel like I’m really close to getting this but I think I’m missing some key knowledge.

I’m having a rough time getting a couple of switches wired up properly. I need to hook up the drivers side lock switch, and the passenger’s side window switch.

I have the respective switches still connected on the opposite sides, but they don’t seem to be symmetrical or I have something backwards.

I’ve watched YouTube videos about how DPDT switches work, but I’m still a little confused as to what is supposed to go where and what terminals activate when you throw the switch.

Here is a picture of my passenger side lock switch (the one that is still hooked up):

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But here is the diagram:

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Based on this, it looks like the black and white wire is supposed to go to the middle terminal, but on my switch that isn’t the case. I have zero experience with this stuff, so it’s possible I’m just reading the diagram wrong?
 
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Alldegree

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Used a multimeter to figure out how the switches activate, got the locks working. Now all that’s left is the passenger’s side window switch.

Here’s a picture of the lock switch in case anybody that needs it finds this later:

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Now hopefully I’ll be able to figure out the passenger’s side window switch.
 
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